Question Asked: Oil leak and power steering leak &/or pump issues.
April 26, 2014, 04:15 AM
My car has been losing ALOT or oil recently and also power steering fluid. This started a few weeks ago. Well actually the pump been making loud growling noises so i kinda gad a feeling it needed to be looked at but both the leaks just started a few weeks ago. First it was the power steering fluid leak. The leak was pretty major but if i were to park the car, theres nothing on the ground indicating leak but the container would be empty or very low even though it was just filled. Then a week or so pAsses and i start losing oil like theres no tomorrow! So im filling power steering and oil every time i leave to go somewhere., and I'm. Not even going far. Like for work it takes me 7 min driving on hwy ( 3 exits away from home). I put in a quart. When coming home i put in a quart. And light flashes right when i get off hwy to home. But then again, before leaving home i put in a quart, drive 25 miles on hwy and the light dont start flashing til i exit off hwy, which is weird. So ive notice that when im on hwy and not stopping and going on small street, it takes longer for oil light to flash. So i after exiting, i stop at gas station, put in a quart of oil , start car and light dont flash and start going again. And when j get to stop sign i stop and as im exiting gas station, oil light flashes. Back to p/s fluid, all sudden i start up car to go to work and my car started up like a brand new car, no growling , squeaky noises coning from hood. :) was happy for a split sec there... Til i try to turn wheel and it was stiff. So i opened hood thinking fluid needs replacing but shockingly the bottle was still filled to norm line. So p/s was no longer leaking but im sure the pump is dead. And oil is just passing thru the engine. Also, oil somehow is getting on top of engine and surrounding things under hood. And for some odd reason, my muffler turned black and the back passenger tire/ rim turns grey/ black , as if its been charred. And whole back car seems like it got a coat of oily/greasy film. Even the top of my trunk is greasy, which makes me wonder how oil even got up there. I know wen the car is moving, theres drips trailing the cAr and it could be coming from muffler thats y muffler is Blackened, maybe...? Oil leak is so bad, its to the point im which a 5 quart oil is gone and doesnt even gets me thru 2 days. And i inky drive with ten minutes of my home now cuz making turns are killing my arms, and oil is just getting too expensive. So. Those are the details of my car issues. Are these easy fixes? I kinda think its gonna be pricy and might not be worth the fixes, meaning i dont think the car will last much longer anyways and its just too much of a hassle for me. I would like some input and advises. I dont know a lot about cars and issues. Im thinking about putting it up for sale. But i would like to know is it even worth anything, will it be better if i just junk the car or would someone actually wAnt a fixer upper? Leather seats are still very nice, the outer and interior is still very good with minor wear. Also, let me know what could be the causes of this and possible routes to go in regard to fixing it. One thing that got me confused is the p/s. It was leaking pretty bad then all of a sudden the fluids arent moving at all, whatsoever, its like a complete 180. Could it be clogged somewhere?
*sorry for the misspellings and incorrect grammars. Im doing this from my iphone and so yea..*
Question Asked: steering wheel twitches while driving and the car sways back and forth...?
February 21, 2014, 10:58 PM
97 Honda accord ex v6 - mileage: 253000
so after taking my car to the shop for brake repairs, I noticed the steering wheel twitching back and forth while I am driving. I got all four brake pads replaced, back rotors replaced, and a control arm with ball joint replaced, and also a wheel alignment done. the tires were also rotated a couple of days before these repairs from a different shop. This happens when I am driving straight and seems to happen all the time, whether I am going at slower speeds or accelerating at faster speeds. I also noticed that the car seems to weaving or be swaying, as if outside was super windy, while driving on the highways but outside is barely windy at all. It is very difficult to drive in a straight line when the car is swaying like that, especially when I am driving at 55-60 mph. the car is moving from side to side so bad that it might even seem like I am a drunk driver to the cars driving behind me. now, before all these repairs took place, the steering wheel was not like that at all and the car did not sway back and forth. how do I fix these issues? what could be the causes?
Question Asked: Denied front rotor replacements b/c i declined $600 additional bearings work...
February 03, 2014, 08:50 AM
Regarding 4dr 97 honda accord v6 sedan
I went to get my brake pads replaced and also ended up doing the rotors and one of the upper control arm with ball joint on one side only, alignment. Everything went pretty smooth for the rear. When it came to my front rotors, it was a disaster! I dropped off the car. Few hrs later got a phone calll stating that the bearings were really bad and then they estimated the price for me. I told him the bearings for 600 is too much. I did not want the bearings done: i only want them to replace the fronts rotors. Then he stated that i would need to purchase the bearings in order for them to do the rotors. I told him that i only wanted the rotors done. Then he stated that he will instruct them to put the brakes back on and put my car out in the parking so i can pick it up. So.... My question is could i have gotten my front rotors replaced with new ones without having to purchase the new barring?